Particle 'X' may have snuffed out cosmic lithium
New hypothesis seeks to reconcile theory and observations of the early universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 3, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

High-efficiency flat lenses shrink down to the nanoscale
Ultrathin lens could replace bulky lenses in smartphones and telescopes (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 3, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New Horizons lifts the lid on Pluto's peculiar polygons
Convection cells create the patchwork surface of Sputnik Planum, say scientists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 2, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Huge magma reservoir could be lurking under South Korean island
New seismic-tomography model reveals an unexpected feature (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 2, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Huge magma reservoir could be lurking under the South Korean island
New seismic-tomography model reveals an unexpected feature (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ingredients for life spotted on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
Glycine could have arrived on a young Earth from space, say Rosetta scientists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 30, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Schrödinger's cat lives and dies in two boxes at once
Physicists create a double cat state in two entangled microwave cavities (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Jailed Iranian physicist freed temporarily after cancer treatment
Omid Kokabee on medical parole after five years in prison (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 27, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Coherent terahertz radiation created in laser plasmas
New technique could lead to intense tabletop terahertz sources (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 26, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Did solar superflares spark life on Earth?
Huge storms on the Sun could have disrupted our planet's magnetic shield (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 25, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Protons swim with ease through shark jelly
Discovery could help to explain how some fish detect tiny electric fields (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 24, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Magnetic-charge ice' slides into view
Frustrated material could lead to better computer memories (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 21, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Mega-tsunamis shaped ancient Martian shoreline
Huge meteorite impacts created a splash in northern Mars 3.4 billion years ago (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 20, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Artificial optical nanostructure outperforms butterfly wings
"Gyroid" photonic crystal could have a number of technological applications (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 18, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultrasensitive magnetic-field sensor could be made from a wobbling compass needle
Tiny sliver of cobalt should undergo precession in weak magnetic fields, say physicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 17, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Photons with half-integer angular momentum are the latest twist on light
Surprising effect occurs when light is confined to fewer than three dimensions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 16, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

IceCube's search for sterile neutrinos draws a blank
Measurement at the South Pole rules out previous potential sightings of the hypothetical particles (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 14, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultrafast light pulses drive quasiparticle collider
Femtosecond resolution of collision dynamics achieved (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 13, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Plans for a laser-driven gamma-ray beam are unveiled by physicists
Simulations show how electrons zigzagging in a magnetic field could generate megaelectronvolt photons (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Parallel-universe search focuses on neutrons
Particles could be in a superposition of different branes, say physicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 11, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Elusive nuclear-clock transition spotted in thorium-229
Discovery could lead to much more precise frequency standards (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 10, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists discover new state of the water molecule
Hydrogen atoms smear out into rings when water is confined in tiny channels (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 7, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Superconducting quantum-dot turnstile singles out electrons
Device could be used for quantum-metrology applications (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 6, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New algorithm puts time-scrambled data into chronological order
Technique developed for molecular dynamics could be used in climate science and astronomy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 5, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Buckyball pioneer Harold Kroto dies at 76
Nobel-prize-winning chemist created ball-shaped molecules to better understand interstellar clouds (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 4, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Laser spectroscopy determines sex of a chicken egg
New technique could improve animal welfare (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - May 3, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Are wormholes or 'gravastars' mimicking gravitational-wave signals from black holes?
LIGO experiment could have detected signal from 'exotic' compact celestial object (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 30, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Why quantum cryptography could be a one-way street
Physicists show asymmetry in nonlocality of quantum states (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 29, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Consortium sets out to build European laser plasma accelerator
EuPRAXIA aims to put compact electron accelerator on scientific facility road map (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 28, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum filter integrates 20,000 Josephson junctions
SQIFs could be used as radiofrequency detectors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 26, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Magnetic vortices record history of Earth's magnetic field
Ancient rock record remains unaltered by vast temperature fluctuations (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 26, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Graphene doped with hydrogen reveals its magnetism
Long-range magnetic order prevalent across the lattice at 5 K (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 23, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Supernova sediments still rain down on Earth and the Moon
New evidence confirms multiple supernova explosions took place in the solar system's neighbourhood relatively recently (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 22, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Carbon nanotubes light up on photonic chips
Nanotube-integrated waveguide could easily be adapted into optical circuits of the future (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 21, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Theorizing about the LHC's 750 GeV bump
Four new papers try to explain a tantalizing excess of photon pairs (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 19, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Cool' Saharan ants' silver hairs cause total internal reflection
Desert-dwelling ant can survive temperatures of more than 50 °C because body hairs reflect light and stop them from overheating (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 19, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Patterned liquid crystals guide light through planar lens
Research could help to develop "smart" glass of the future (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 16, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

The single-atom engine that could
Scaled-up power output from single-calcium-ion engine is equivalent to that of a car engine (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Computer gamers solve quantum problems
Citizen-science initiative harnesses the brainpower of more than 10,000 people (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 14, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Diamond quantum bit is controlled using light and sound
New control technique could lead to quantum computers made from arrays of nitrogen vacancies (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Nanocrystal inks used to build flexible transistors
New device could be used to build flexible or wearable electronics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Laureates call for cut to highly enriched uranium
35 Nobel laureates say nuclear reactors should use low-enriched uranium (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 9, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Birds measure magnetic fields using long-lived quantum coherence
Evolution may have optimized fluctuations in cryptochrome proteins, say scientists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 8, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Finding the Earth-bound evidence for supernovae in the galactic neighbourhood
Iron-60 deposits in the Earth's crust reveal that supernovae in the relatively recent past may have affected our planet (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 7, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Gravitational background noise could be much louder than expected
Cosmic signal could be detected by LIGO and Virgo in 2020, say physicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 6, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Adding a topological fold to origami metamaterials
Topological mechanics could play a key role in developing "smart" materials of the future (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 5, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

White dwarf with nearly pure oxygen atmosphere surprises astronomers
Discovery sheds further light on the dying days of stars (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 2, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum computer defeats JENGA master in five straight games
Ion-trap qubits simulate interactions between wooden blocks (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

April Fool joke: Quantum computer defeats JENGA master in five straight games
Ion-trap qubits simulate interactions between wooden blocks (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Rivers of stars could point to cold dark matter in the Milky Way halo
Dark matter's effect on stellar streams should be measurable, says astrophysicist (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - April 1, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news